The mood of the country is growing angrier by the day. This anger is like the electricity in a summer thunderstorm---it is desperately seeking a place to strike and ground itself.
Let's NOT be that lightning rod.
I foresee a profound breakdown in the rules of the engagement wherein both sides are going to use whatever governmental apparatus, be it local, state, or national, to punish any company they can identify as being among their enemies in any way, shape, or fashion they can. It probably won't even be directly connected---we'll just all of the sudden wonder why we're getting anti-trust suits thrown at us like so many banana peels.
, attorney general of Kansas, what are you waiting for?>
Given that we're not an ideological company, but a company that makes
Given that food banks are reporting major shortages this year, and not even the
From the standpoint of defense against any local governmental machinations, what say you to us sponsoring a bunch of local youth sports teams this year? It's dirt cheap insofar as insurance policies go and it draw us zero negative attention unlike a lot of the other things we support.
We can also throw a few bones to
How we feel personally about issue X is really not the question. It isn't our mission as a company. We have a duty to our shareholders and our customers not to become entangled in anything that can hurt our ability to carry out our mission. The fact that we're talking about it more or less proves that it is controversial and taking either side will hurt us.